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GoGrid Builds out New Firewall Service with Software-Defined Network Architecture

Cloud Pioneer Expands Options for Protecting Infrastructure in the Cloud

San Francisco, Calif. - April 11, 2013 - GoGrid, a leading cloud infrastructure company, today announced another extension to its software-defined networking (SDN) architecture with the availability of its new Firewall Services. With SDN, networking is no longer tied to a specific proprietary device, but is integrated via software. GoGrid has adopted this architecture for product offerings starting with Dynamic Load Balancers, introduced in January of this year, and now with its Firewall Service.

With this new service, customers can leverage a low-cost, highly available solution built for the cloud to protect their infrastructure from intrusions without having to manage the firewall on a host or through third-party applications. In GoGrid's SDN architecture, management is centralized while activities are distributed. This design allows for greater resiliency, resulting in a Firewall Service that customers can manage programmatically via GoGrid's management console or a public RESTful API. The new Firewall Service is available free to all customers.

"In moving to the cloud, businesses need a reliable and immediate means to secure their cloud instances," said Michael Suby, Stratecast VP of Research at Frost & Sullivan. "The addition of built-in firewall capabilities with GoGrid's cloud infrastructure crosses another checkbox in cloud readiness."

The new elastic, self-healing Firewall Service lets users organize inbound and outbound security policies that regulate traffic for particular services, ports, and addresses. Users can also define a global Security Group once and it will automatically be available in all data centers, providing a consistent experience and making a distributed infrastructure more efficient.

"GoGrid's Firewall Service is a great addition to its cloud platform, providing a core level of security out-of-the-box that's a huge benefit to customers that depend on a highly available website," said Jason Forrest, VP Cloud Services at BEAR Data Solutions. "Features like global Security Groups make it easy to set up security in the cloud, and the fact that the service is free is just icing on the cake."

Like its Dynamic Load Balancer, the new Firewall Service integrates seamlessly with other GoGrid services, providing a flexible, robust infrastructure-as-a-service environment for customers. GoGrid develops its products and services in-house, which means the Firewall Service will continue to improve and evolve through our agile software development cycle.

Pricing and Availability
GoGrid's Firewall Service will be available on April 11, 2013. The service is free to all customers. For more information on the new cloud Firewall Service and managed firewall options, please visit: http://www.gogrid.com/products/infrastructure-firewall

About GoGrid
GoGrid is the #1 pure-play Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider specializing in Public Cloud and Private Cloud Infrastructure solutions. Currently powering thousands of customers globally, GoGrid makes complex infrastructure easy by enabling businesses to revolutionize their IT environments with the cloud. In just minutes, GoGrid customers can deploy and begin managing existing or new applications and workloads on our proven, secure and reliable hosted public cloud platform. With GoGrid's Public Cloud and Private Cloud offerings, sysadmins, developers, and IT professionals create, deploy, and control cloud environments and complex virtual and physical server networks with full administrative control; with GoGrid's Private Cloud customers utilize a private, hosted and managed, single-tenant environment with zero capital expenditure. To further leverage the GoGrid cloud, the GoGrid Exchange provides users with an evolving ecosystem of cloud solutions from GoGrid's partner community. GoGrid is proud to have been recognized as a "Champion" by Info-Tech Research Group in 2011 and 2012. For more information, please visit www.gogrid.com.

PR publication date: 
Thursday, April 11, 2013

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